Germany based Conrad Electronics has added a possible date for the release, December 16. This would leave it a bit late for a Christmas present, but we doubt many kids are grabbing a $3,000 Mac Pro – this is only for the real professionals and we doubt they have an qualms on not grabbing it sooner.
On the specs side, the Mac Pro will come with the Intel Xeon E5 processor with either a quad-core or six-core option, clocked at 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz or 3.9GHz, alongside up to 64GB of DRR3 RAM and a dual AMD FirePro GPU.
The biggest change on the Mac Pro is the new redesign, trimming the size of the desktop computer to an eighth of its predecessor. Apple has managed to contain all this space in a rather clever three part cooling system, making it incredibly small but also limiting the customisation done by the user.
Apple has already shown how it could change the professional industry, with new leading standards in power, performance and efficiency. Ports are a little shy and Apple has made no attempt to stop shipping Thunderbolt, adding more of those ports than USB.
We are not sure how long this Mac Pro generation will last, the performance in the high-end desktop is enough for any professional to get a few good years worth, but Apple may be looking to either cancel their line or start selling them more frequently.